UPDATED October 1, 2022
Effective April 5, 2022 highway 412 and highway 418 are no longer toll highways!
Are you excited about the toll highways in Durham Region? Did you think that a public-owned extension of the 407 would be substantially less expensive than the insanely high rates on the privately-owned 407? Think again!
The rates for traveling the new 407 East have been released by the Ontario Ministry of Transport.
During peak (rush hour) periods, it will cost you 29.87 cents per kilometer to travel the new tollways, compared to 54.93 to 58.48 cents on the existing 407ETR - they have both peak hours and peak periods with the highest rates 7-9:30am and 3:30-6pm.
During off-peak (night), the rate will be 19.43-22.66 cents, compared to 25.29 cents on the existing 407. Not much savings!
Don't forget to add the camera charge at $4.20 per trip for those without a transponder, as well as a monthly account fee of $3.95.
Also, there is a $1 light vehicle trip toll charge, applied to every trip on the 407 system, and a transponder lease fee of $3.95 per month (24.50/yr).
If you were to commute from Harmony Road to Brock Road in Pickering five days per week, or 20 days per month (20.3 km each way), that would cost you $242.54 per month, just for using the new tollway.
Of course, not many people in north Oshawa would be commuting to Pickering, so add another 23.25 km to get to highway 404, or $26.37 per return trip (527.36 per month), making the commute from Harmony Road to highway 404 a grand total of $769.90 each month in toll charges (not including trip charges, transponder rental, camera fees or taxes)!
Rates for Passenger Vehicles on the new Tollways
|Travel Day||Toll Rate ($/Km)||Time Period|
|0.3142||6:00 am – 9:59 am
3:00 pm – 6:59 pm
|0.2491||10:00 am – 2:59 pm|
|0.2059||7:00 pm – 5:59 am|
|Weekends & Holidays
|0.2384||11:00 am – 6:59 pm|
|Weekends & Holidays
|0.2059||7:00 pm – 10:59 am|
Those with transponders for the existing 407 will be able to use them on the new tollways, and charges for using these roads without a transponder will be the same as on the 407 - $4.20 per trip.
Here's a link to the full light vehicle rate chart for the 407 - link.
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